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The Spy Next Door (2010)

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Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau.

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Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. Written by Anonymous

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Part spy, part babysitter, all hero. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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15 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,877,043, 17 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,268,828, 28 February 2010
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With star Jackie Chan and director Brian Levant on board, the remaining cast members were quick to commit to the movie project. See more »

Goofs

When Bob mentions seeing a movie, Ian says "What movie? Octopussy? This isn't 1985." Actually, Octopussy came out in 1983. See more »

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[first lines]
Nora: Mom! Jethro's eating my underwear!
[pronounced 'unduweahw']
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Features The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) See more »

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One Way or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capital Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Chan's weakest fare to date...
11 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Jackie Chan is an Icon, I am a fan of his... his films have always entertained, hell ya, he was entertaining even if the material wasn't. However, Chan's solo-hero return disappoints in 'The Spy Next Door'.

Chan plays a ex-spy who turns a babysitter of 3, the idea itself is a copy and paste 'Pacifier', which offers nothing new. The film begins well, but slips right after 30-minutes into the film. Brain Levant's direction is mundane, and the writing is flawed. Surprisingly, even the Action is is very okay. In acting, Chan looks least interested, though he can still pull of the stunts, at least, some of it. George Lopez is wasted. Billy Ray Cyrus throws a few expressions here and there. Amber Valletta is passable.

'The Spy Next Door' is a major letdown, it doesn't offer solid entertainment!


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